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What bus companies travel to Santa Cruz, California?

Located in California, Santa Cruz is accessible by bus from 2 other cities. You can choose from 8 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Santa Cruz on Wanderu. FlixBus US usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Santa Cruz are also available.

Bus companies serving Santa Cruz

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1451d 19h 48m$203.85
Amtrak Thruway11d 7h 55m$68.94
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Santa Cruz?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Santa Cruz by bus with Greyhound giving them a 3.5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Greyhound had the most comfortable bus service to Santa Cruz taking into account the seats and amenities that Greyhound offers. They rate Greyhound a 3.8 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Santa Cruz punctually, travelers suggest that Greyhound has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Santa Cruz, rating them a 3.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$7.70 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Santa Cruz, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Santa Cruz. In the last month, buses from San Jose to Santa Cruz had the lowest average price at $33.00.

The main bus station in Santa Cruz is Metro Center - 920 Pacific Ave. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz ranks number 110 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 1329 in United States. Santa Cruz ranks number 106 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Santa Cruz via bus service. On average 17 direct daily bus trips serve Santa Cruz.
The population of Santa Cruz is 64220. Santa Cruz ranks number 65 in terms of population in California and number 498 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Santa Cruz range from $8 for a short trip to Santa Cruz, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Santa Cruz starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Santa Cruz can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Santa Cruz for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest bus station to the city center of Santa Cruz is Metro Center - 920 Pacific Ave, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Metro Center - 920 Pacific Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Santa Cruz. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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